This popular crossover is expected to feature only smaller tweaks for the next year, when it will come as 2018 Ford Explorer. As you may know, this is the largest crossover from blue oval company. Originally, it was a SUV, a mid-sized. However, company made a huge turnaround and Explorer is a crossover nowadays. This happened in 2011, when we saw a completely redesigned and reengineered fifth generation introduced. After several years of production, 2016 year model came refreshed, with both visual and mechanical changes. So, it is hard to believe that company will make some bigger changes only two years later.
2018 Ford Explorer possible changes
As we already mentioned, this crossover is present since 2011. It was refreshed last year, when we saw many novelties. So, don’t expect some bigger changes for 2018 Ford Explorer. It is hard to believe that company will made some bigger modifications only two years after big refresh. However, some smaller tweaks are still expected. Ford could make some smaller visual improvements in order to make this model more competitive until next generation come. What exactly company will change, it is still unknown, but we can presume that some new visual details, primarily at the front, could come. Also, we could see some new colors in offer, and maybe even some new wheel-design.
2018 Ford Explorer interior
When it is about interior, we don’t expect changes in terms of styling. Dashboard will also remain unchanged. On the other side, we could see some new standard and optional features in offer. The 2018 Ford Explorer will continue to be one of the best-equipped models in class, featuring things like active park assist, power adjustable liftgate, power adjustable pedals with memory, navigation, HD radio, heated seats, adaptive cruise control, Sirius Travel link and other.
2018 Ford Explorer engine
Changes in this aspect are not expected. The 2018 Ford Explorer will be available with three engines in offer. Base unit will be a 3.5 liter Duratec V6 with 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Also, there are two EcoBoost units in offer. First one is 2.3 liter engine, which is good for about 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The other one has displacement of 3.5 liters and max output of 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. All engines are paired with 6-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Ford Explorer release date and price
The 2018 Ford Explorer is expected to come somewhere late next year. Price should remain pretty much unchanged, which means in a ranged between 33.000 and 55.000 dollars, roughly.